Hector's House Crisis Messenger

Need help now? Our free 24/7 text support is here to help. Text Hector to 85258.

What is the Hector's House Crisis Messenger?

The Hector’s House Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are in crisis, you can text Hector to 85258.

Trained volunteers will listen to how you’re feeling and help you think the next step towards feeling better.

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

The Hector’s House Crisis Messenger service is powered by our trusted partner, Shout and Crisis Text Line.

Need urgent help now?

Our Crisis Messenger can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Relationship issues

You can text us free and anonymously – although if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.

Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone.

Please do not suffer in silence. Contact one of the helplines who are on hand to listen – no problem is too big or small to talk about.

Get help